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    5th Element on Burner?

    I'm thinking of putting on a Progressive 5th Element rear shock on my new Burner. It currently has a Fox Float RL. Has anyone ridden this combination? will it improve pedal bobbing?

    does anyone know what size shock I need?

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    You need a 6.5" eye to eye, and a 1.5" stroke (in any shock).

    The 5th Element Air shocks have terrible reliability records. They also seem to have pretty extreme platforms (though you can probably lower the platform pressure). I rode a Manitou Swinger 3-Way Air on my 5-Spot and really liked the combination. They also seem to have a decent durability record so far. I would encourage you to look around this site and read the threads related to doing the "Push" modification to Fox Float shocks (like this on the Intense board, and lots of threads on the Lets Talk About Shocks board- just browse around). For a lot less than a new shock, you can apparently get your Float modified to work better than most stock shocks of any flavor.
    My video techniques can be found in this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jisozaki
    I'm thinking of putting on a Progressive 5th Element rear shock on my new Burner. It currently has a Fox Float RL. Has anyone ridden this combination? will it improve pedal bobbing?

    does anyone know what size shock I need?
    Those are the best places to start, for the price of a push mod I got a swinger 4-way, and I also picked up a 5th air for $75, but you can get the push mods relatively cheap, you'll just be without a shock for awhile if you don't have a backup. That's why I jumped on the cheap 5th. I haven't got around to ordering the busings for the 5th yet though so I can't tell you anything other than its light.
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